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Call to adopt internationally recognised pumps standards certification processes

By: Malusi Mkhize South African exports to lucrative overseas markets will be simplified when the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) product certification processes and procedures are amended to be recognised by other international certification authorities, says South African Pumps Systems Development... 

Cost savings of positive displacement pumps outlined

Global progressing cavity pumps manufacturer for the oil and gas industrial sectors PCM Pumps has highlighted the benefits of positive displacement pumps as the overall efficiency and life cycle of pumps are becoming paramount in the procurement process. PCM’s progressive and peristaltic pumps... 

Cost savings of positive  displacement pumps outlined
COST SAVINGS Positive displacement pumps offer efficiency at a low life cost

Experience reason for competitive advantage, pumps’ longevity

By: Malusi Mkhize Pumps manufacturer Mather + Platt claims to have built up one of the largest number of pumps operating in the South African mining and water sectors. Mather + Platt marketing and business development manager Dave Johnson tells Mining Weekly that pumps that have been installed and working for more... 

Experience reason for competitive advantage, pumps’ longevity
EXPERIENCE COUNTS Mather + Platt has been operating in South Africa since 1954

Expert aims to further BEE goals

By: Malusi Mkhize Pump supplier, testing and servicing expert AESPUMP intends to further expand its apprenticeship programme, which it says is at the heart of its recent upgrade to Level 4 black economic empowerment (BEE) accreditation. “We believe that this emphasis on skills development will, over time, lead to... 

Expert aims to  further BEE goals
Photo by Alan Thrush
IMPARTING SKILLS Apprenticeships ensure that a steady stream of qualified fitters and turners enters the pumps industry

German leak-free hydraulic diaphragm metering pumps available locally

South Africa-based components and systems provider for metering liquids and water treatment and disinfection solutions the ProMinent group has introduced a new range of hydraulic diaphragm metering pumps – the Orlita MF. Launched late last year the Orlita MF offers reliable capacities even under... 

Inaugural pumps summit aims to expand pumps industry

The inaugural Pump Summit Americas is set to expand the pump industry network and offer a professional platform for the pump community members and experts across North and South America to stay informed about the latest technologies in the field of pumps and pumps systems. The two-day conference... 

Inaugural pumps  summit aims to expand pumps industry
Photo by Bloomberg
GROWING THE PUMPS NETWORK Pump Summit Americas aims to create a pumps community across several industries and share knowledge of the pump industry

Kirton Mechanical Equipment

  Technical consulting services provider Kirton Mechanical Equipment (KME), the vacuum technology-specific,  KwaZulu-Natal-based  rotating equipment supplier, offers solutions to the very destructive system variables that prevail in most manufacturing and process plants. 

Kirton Mechanical Equipment

Provider looks to complement its other solutions

By: Malusi Mkhize Global sustainable productivity solutions provider Atlas Copco is focused on the development and extension of its pumps in 2016 and 2017 to take advantage of the synergies within its compressors and generators offering. As such, the company is concentrating more of its international resources to... 

Provider looks to  complement its  other solutions
PRODUCT BOOST Atlas Copco is placing the same emphasis on its pumps range as that of its compressors and generators

Pumps supplier offers new hydro mining solutions

By: Malusi Mkhize Industrial pump solutions leasing company Integrated Pump Rental has introduced Slurry Blaster, a cost-effective cleaning tool for slurry removal. The Slurry Blaster forms part of the company’s hydro mining equipment solutions and was launched in mid-2015 as a response to the lack of hydro mining... 

Pumps supplier  offers new hydro  mining solutions
SLURRY REMOVAL The Slurry Blaster is a hydro mining solution for the removal of slurry build-up

SA pumps manufacturer supplies significant Canadian mine

By: Malusi Mkhize Comprehensive pump manufacturer Hazleton Pumps expects to deliver two Hippo model 200MH slurry submersible absorbing 185 kW pumps to the Kearl oil sands project in Canada by the end of the next month. “Owing to the general economic slump experienced in South Africa and more specifically the... 

SA pumps manufacturer supplies significant Canadian mine
OVERSEAS FOOTPRINT Hazleton Pumps’ Hippo model is destined for one of Canada’s highest-quality oil sands deposits

Apprenticeships key to pumps industry growth

By: Nadine James Pumps are a niche market – the only way for the industry to develop and compete internationally is, therefore,  to provide training and safeguard skills, says Southern African Pump Systems Development Association (Sapsda) chairperson Gareth Langton. He recommends that pumps companies should offer... 

Apprenticeships key to pumps industry growth
GARETH LANGTON The Sapsda chair believes that while the pumps industry is stable, training apprentices is the future

Cost-effective submersible pumps replace vertical spindle pumps

The mining sector’s growing need to reduce costs without hindering operational efficiencies or reliability has led to a marked trend towards the use of submersible pumps as opposed to vertical spindle pumps, says pumps supplier Integrated Pump Technology (IPT).  The company notes that submersible... 

Drive mitigates energy costs

Power-transmission specialist Voith Turbo’s new closed loop differential pump (CLDP) servo drive enables customers to mitigate rising energy costs caused by interrupted power supply as a result of load-shedding. Voith Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) division VP Grant Robinson says the... 

Drive mitigates energy costs
CLDP SERVO DRIVE Voith Turbo's new servo drive helps mitigate energy costs

Industrial supplier expands range of high-pressure pumps

Pumps, valves, seals and components manufacturer Flowserve announced the launch of its line of Durco Mark 3 ISO chemical process pumps at the 2015 ACHEMA World Forum, in June.  Pump applications include galvanising and applying other coatings, dewatering and water supply, as well as slurry... 

Industrial supplier  expands range of  high-pressure pumps
DURCO MARK 3 ISO The new chemical process pump can be used in dewtaering and slurry processing

Local industrial electronics manufacturer introduces dual-output sensor

Process control instrumentation and specialised systems distributor and manufacturer Instrotech, has launched a dual-output sensor for industrial monitoring applications. The Monitran MTN/2285STC is ideal for monitoring vibration and temperature levels in the same location, providing an added... 

Local industrial electronics manufacturer introduces dual-output sensor
MTN/2285STC DUAL-OUTPUT SENSOR. The sensor measures temperature and vibration and acts as a secondary safety measure for pumps, motors and compressors

Polymer solutions improve the efficiency of water systems

Coating technology can help decrease efficiency and performance losses in fluid handling equipment, caused by physical or mechanical damage, and localised erosion and corrosion, thereby increasing the pump’s performance and reducing operational costs, says industrial products and services... 

Polymer solutions  improve the efficiency  of water systems
PUMP IMPELLER Polymeric coatings are specifically designed to improve the efficiency of fluid handling systems and protect metals against the effects of erosion-corrosion

Pumps manufacturer achieves two SAPBA wins

By: Nadine James Family-owned pump manufacturer Hazleton Pumps in April won the 2014/15 South African Premier Business Awards (SAPBA) Manufacturer of the Year award for the design, development and manufacture of its medium/high voltage slurry submersible pump. It can pump liquids containing abrasive and corrosive... 

Pumps manufacturer achieves two SAPBA wins
TOP OF CLASS Hazleton Pumps MD Mathys Wehmeyer accepting a SAPBA awards

Pumps manufacturer’s value-added services boost growth

By: Nadine James Pumps and Abrasion Technologies (PAT) has expanded its range of services to counteract the current skills shortage in the South African mining industry while ensuring the lowest total cost of ownership for customers. Added services include application engineering, site surveys, technical problem... 

Pumps manufacturer’s value-added services boost growth
BATLLESUB Pumps and Abrasion Technologies recently introduced the stainless steel Battlemax submersible dewatering pump

Pumps range lowers ownership cost

Slurry equipment solutions provider, Weir Minerals’ Warman centrifugal pump range illustrates the long-term cost benefit of purchasing durable equipment, the company says, not that a focus on lowering total ownership cost (TOC) is the driving force behind all its recent innovations. One such... 

Pumps range lowers ownership cost
WARMAN MCR 450 The pump's easily adjustable throatbrush helps reduce wear

Slurry pumps designed for optimum efficiency

Becker Mining South Africa’s range of light, medium and heavy-duty slurry pumps includes the hydro solids range, available in vertical, horizontal and submersible configurations. These pumps, introduced to the market in 2013, are designed for optimum efficiency, low maintenance and extended... 

Slurry pumps designed  for optimum efficiency
HYDROSOLIDS PUMP RANGE The range of light, medium and heavy-duty slurry pumps are designed for optimum efficiency in harsh operating conditions

South African pumps association restored

After much consideration and identification of the significant needs within the  South African pump industry, six key member companies have decided to reactivate the South African Pumps Manufacturers Association (Sapma). The six companies, namely KSB, Grundfos, SPP Pumps, Franklin, Sulzer and... 

South African pumps  association restored
Photo by Duane Daws
LORRAINE SMART In business in general, experience is lost owing to retirements, emigration or other staff changes within the companies or industries

Specialist pumps manufacturer prioritises product reliability

In heavy industries, such as mining, building something to last could be the difference between unnecessarily expensive downtime and eventual profitability, says RMI Pressure Systems marketing manager Mike Sherman. Sherman asserts that industries involved in processing high-value commodities... 

Specialist pumps  manufacturer prioritises product reliability
QUALITY BEATS PRICE RMI Pressure Systems delivers high pressure pumping systems to a variety of industries including oil and gas and mining

Torque wrench pump surpasses expectations

By: Nadine James UK-based hydraulic tools manufacturer Hi-Force has achieved record sales of its torque wrench pump air-driven (TPA) and torque wrench pump electric-driven (TPE). Sales for this period are 10% higher than predicted by MD Kevin Brown. Development on the TPA and TPE started in late 2013 with the... 

Torque wrench pump  surpasses expectations
TPA WRENCH PUMP The air-driven torque wrench pump developed in 2013 has achieved record sales

Water solutions company to expand mining range

By: Nadine James Water technology provider Xylem is adding high-pressure boosting pumps to its mining industry range.  The pumps are designed for high-head boosting applications in water and grey water and can be used in process circuit cooling and other high-pressure applications, says Xylem Americas business... 

Water technology provider opens ECape branch

Global water technology provider Xylem earlier this month opened a new facility in Port Elizabeth extending the company’s service offering to its customer base in the Eastern Cape. This move is in line with Xylem’s commitment to provide world-class pump and water solutions to customers within... 

Water technology provider opens ECape branch
LOWARA E-NSC PUMP One of the products available at the new Xylem branch in Port Elizabeth

Acquisition and merger create job opportunities, improve customer service

By: Kimberley Smuts The acquisition of pump manufacturer SPP Pumps and pumps spares supplier Braybar Pumps by fluid management solutions company Kirloskar Brothers International (KBI) has created the potential for increased job opportunities in South Africa and improved (national) service for the mining sector.... 

Acquisition and merger create job opportunities, improve customer service
GRAHAM COOPER The division of Braybar and SPP under KBI can be considered a cost-saving exercise, which is more efficient than operating two separate entities

After-sales strategy aids pumps maintenance

Through its system efficiency service (SES) pumps and valves producer KSB Pumps and Valves can conduct a complete energy efficiency analysis and detect variations in flow rates and vibrations, that it interprets and analyses in real time to optimise pumping systems. This enables the company to... 

After-sales strategy aids  pumps maintenance
ANDREAS GREMELS Advanced after-sales systems enable KSB Pumps and Valves to maintain a sizeable fleet of pumps in perfect working condition

Company restores pumps at platinum mine

By: Kimberley Smuts Heavy-duty pump solutions manufacturer and supplier Pump and Abrasion Technologies in March restored 37 pumps at a South African platinum mine to original-equipment manufacturer specifications in less than two weeks, says Pump and Abrasion Technologies GM Francois de Villiers. He explains that... 

Company restores  pumps at platinum mine
PUMPS SOLUTION Pump and Abrasion Technologies was hired to evaluate the readily available slurry pump equipment at the mine and to supply and install other necessary equipment

Manufacturer to install new pumping solution at Chile mine

By: Kimberley Smuts Locomotives manufacturer General Electric (GE) Mining is set to provide new pumpstation solutions for a mine in Chile. The new GE pumpstation solution uses a combination of existing GE products such as pumps engines and gearboxes. 

Manufacturer to install new pumping solution  at Chile mine
PUMPSTATION SOLUTION Locomotives manufacturer General Electric (GE) Mining is set to provide new pumpstation solutions for a mine in Chile

New control system enables optimal functionality of pumps drive motors

Global pumps high-pressure systems supplier RMI Pressure Systems says that its newly launched On Demand Intelligence (Odin) control system enables pumps drive motors to function at their optimum speed and provide maximum output while using minimal energy. Odin is a robust and reliable control... 

New diesel-driven pumps introduced to South African market

By: Kimberley Smuts Swedish industrial tools and equipment manufacturer Atlas Copco introduced its new range of portable diesel-engine-driven pumps, PAS, to the South African market in March this year. The PAS range, which includes 4 inch, 6 inch and 8 inch pumps, was officially launched in Belgium in June last... 

New diesel-driven pumps introduced to South  African market
PAS RANGE Atlas Copco recently introduced its new range of portable diesel-engine-driven pumps
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